Based on the real-life experiences, the inside story on the real lives of the rich and privileged from the women who know all the secrets - the nannies. The Nanny Diaries deftly skewers the manner in which Americas over-privileged raises les petites - as if grooming them for a Best of Show competition. A poignant satire, it punctures the glamor of Manhattans upper class to tackle head-on the truer state of backstairs Park Avenue.
Struggling to graduate from NYU and afford her microscopic apartment, Nanny takes a job caring for the only son of the wealthy X family. She rapidly learns the insane amount of juggling involved in ensuring that a Park Avenue wife who doesnt work, cook, clean, or raise her own child has a smooth day. When the Xs marriage begins to disintegrate, Nannys nearly impossible mission becomes maintaining the mental health of their four-year-old, her own integrity, and most importantly, her sense of humor.
Over nine tense months Mrs X and Nanny perform the age old dance of decorum and power as they test the limits of modern-day servitude.